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Workshop/Course, Sat 24 Jun 2017

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre


Bumblebees are an appealing, small group of insects that often attract those not otherwise drawn to the study of insects. Species diversity can be used as an indicator of habitat quality and several species are of conservation concern nationally. The course will discuss the range of bumblebees found in Essex and the UK, the books available to aid identification and other learning, methods of observation and preliminary skills in putting a name to specimens. The ecological requirements of the Essex species will also be discussed. The day will be spent in the Abberton VC reserve, looking for bumblebees to name and discuss their behaviour and ecology. In case of bad weather, this will be backed-up with pinned specimens provided by the tutor.

Gift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

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Sat 24 Jun 2017 10:00 to 16:00


£30 donation

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Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre


Church Road,



See location of Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 962184  Lat: 51.83003 Long: 0.84717

Take the B1026 from Colchester and follow it for about 5 miles to Abberton


  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets